Show Us Your Heinz: Hot & Spicy BBQ Oven Smoked Ribs

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This post brought to you by Heinz Ketchup. All opinions are 100% mine. The big game is right around the corner. Are you ready for some football!? Are you ready for some awesome Super Bowl commercials?! I watch the commercial as much as I watch the game. Well, let me be really honest. I watch… 

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How to Make Fresh Pasta

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Who doesn’t love pasta?  I think everyone can appreciate curling up with a bowl of pasta once in a while.  Except my weirdo husband who isn’t a “fan” of pasta. I know right!?  Just weird!  Although he wasn’t complaining when I made Butternut and Sage Hash Lasagna Rolls with Creamy Sage Sauce earlier this week.  I… 

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Let’s Talk Salt

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Did you know that not all salt is the same? Salt is an essential ingredient in all cooking. In fact I would say it’s the well-known secret ingredient. It’s a natural enhancer of flavor when added to anything savory or sweet. Properly salting while cooking is the difference between a good cook and a great… 

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese

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You all know that I am in the full throws of a blogging competition.  This last week I made it to challenge #3 and hosted a wonderful dinner party.  One of the appetizers was tiny pecan, pancetta and ricotta tartlets.  Here is the recipe for the homemade ricotta I used in the tartlets. I was… 

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How to Blanch Almonds

Have you ever come across a recipe that calls for blanched almonds?  Did you think to yourself what is a blanched almond or how do I blanch almonds?  You will be surprised how simple and easy it is to blanch almonds.  When a recipe calls for blanched almonds they want almonds with the skinned removed…. 

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